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Columbia Coaching Certification Program
Department of Organization & Leadership
Coach Foundations: Core Competencies
Core competencies are aggregates of capabilities that, when applied across the entire coaching process, create synergy and sustainable client value in a broad array of applications (Prahalad & Hamel, 1990). The nine core competencies displayed below bring life to the guiding principles for effectiveness embedded in 3-phased Columbia approach to coaching.
Co-creating the Relationship—Effective coaching requires finding the right balance betweenchallenge and support, along with a recognition that coaches must strive to focus on their personal growth, their relationships and helping clients accomplish the objectives of their learning and performance agenda.
Making Meaning with Others—The three competencies of questioning, listening, and testingassumptions provide a platform for making meaning from experience, identifying critical success factors, and devising plans for taking informed, effective action.
Helping Others Succeed—Helping clients grow and achieve results through customized, just-in time,discovery, learning and change experiments that move to implementation brings a business focus to the executive and organizational coaching process.
Phases and Components of The Columbia Coaching Process with ICF’s Core Competencies